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Credit Card Readers

Credit Card Readers

Credit card readers, also called a magnetic stripe readers or magstripe readers, are hardware devices that read the encoded information of a magnetic stripe located on the back of a plastic card. There are generally two types of credit card readers, insertion readers and swipe readers. Insertion readers require that the card be inserted into the reader and then pulled out. Swipe readers require that the card be passed completely through the reader. POS World's credit card readers are new from leading manufacturers, such as ID Tech and MagTek in their original packaging with all manuals, necessary accessories, and a full manufacturer's warranty.

MSR Credit Card Readers

Credit card readers, or magnetic stripe readers (MSR), are used to read the magnetic stripe on plastic cards, gift cards, credit cards, driver's licenses, security badges, etc. They're most often used for credit cards. Mag stripes have 1, 2, or 3 tracks of data. Gift cards, id cards and other specialty cards often use track 3. Track 1 & 2 are typically reserved for credit card use. Most credit card readers allow you to enable or disable tracks. MagTek and ID Tech have been sold and supported for many years by POS World.